I’ve been living in my apartment for about 10 months now, and I’m ashamed to admit that until today, I had never noticed that the tree next to the driveway had grown around an old fence post. Evidently, tree beats fence post.
When I came back from my run tonight, I sat on the porch for a few minutes to cool off and calm my breathing. I found myself staring at the bush in front of the porch railing and I wanted to share what I saw. Sharing with others really is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Unfortunately, no one really believes that in kindergarten, and then sometimes we forget as we get older.
The musical Oklahoma! was remarkable not because of the depth of its story, but because of the joy openly displayed and the excitement it garnered from the audience. Musical theatre took off at this point, thanks to the talents and dedication of Messers Rodgers and Hammerstein. Oklahoma! is, perhaps, too cheery and too bright to truly reflect daily life, but Curly McLain’s opening song, “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” certainly captured the beauty of today’s sunrise.